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Prospectus Available to Provide Guided Horseback Trail Rides and Pack Animal Services

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Date: January 3, 2006
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7985
Contact: Jan Knox, 406 888-7908

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The National Park Service announces the release of a prospectus for a new concession contract to provide guided horseback trail rides and pack animal services in Glacier National Park.

The current concession contract for this service will expire on December 31, 2006. The new ten-year concession contract will take affect beginning January 1, 2007. If the current concessioner, Mule Shoe Outfitters, submits a responsive proposal, they will have a right of preference for this concession contract. This right means they will have the chance to match the terms and conditions of the best responsive proposal received by the National Park Service.

Parties interested in learning more about this opportunity and how to apply should access the Federal Business Opportunities’ Web site at http://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/NPS/APC-IS/CCGLAC00307/SynopsisP.html. The prospectus is available from the park’s Web site at http://nps.gov/glac/services.htm. Hard copies of the prospectus are available for a fee and must be requested from the Intermountain Regional Office per the information on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Any offer, including that of the existing concessioner, must be received by the Acting Chief, Business Resources Division, NPS, Intermountain Region, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80228-0287 (Federal Express address: 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228) no later than 4 p.m. on March 3, 2006.

Did You Know?

Trees and mountains

In 1974, 93% of Glacier National Park was recommended as Wilderness. To this day, over 93% of Glacier’s backcountry is managed as Wilderness.